Workshop on Architecting Self-Managing Distributed Systems: ASDS @ ECSA 2015
Paper in proceedings, 2015
Novel approaches in theory and practice of unified modeling of the computer and the computed in order to create self-managing adaptive computations, also parallel calls for new computing models to address distributed, interactive, concurrent dynamic processes are driving a new approach to distributed computing system design. ASDS workshop addresses these and other related approaches to increase the efficiency of computations in order to meet the challenges of high degree of scaling and large fluctuations. We believe that introducing elements of cognition into distributed computing systems that makes them "aware" of both the process intent and its evolution will enable self-managing capabilities to address both scale and fluctuations. The workshop brings together researchers in software architecture, computing and cognition to discuss and evaluate various approaches to introduce cognition into distributed computing elements. The outcome of the workshop will be an increased shared understanding of challenges and opportunities in architecting distributed computing systems with self-management using elements of cognitive computing.